Our debut record, Middle Man, is tracked, mixed, and mastered, and we're ready to unleash it into the wild!
It's been more than eight months since we've released any music. That's because we spent the better half of this past winter cooped up in our rehearsal space writing, rehearsing, and demoing songs for our first, full-length record, Middle Man. We teamed up with Ed Brooks of Resonant Mastering Studio (Fleet Foxes, Deathcab For Cutie) and began a month of intense pre-production under the direction of Ed and our own Luke Dumke in January of 2018.
After cutting numerous demos and reworking songs, we eventually had a pretty good idea of what songs were going to make the cut and headed into Studio Litho to start tracking with engineer Floyd Reitsma (Courtney Marie Andrews, Noah Gundersen). We spent four days at Studio Litho, laying down basic live tracks, as well as instrumental and vocal overdubs, then fine tuned the record over the course of the next month and a half at Pinehill Studios with Luke Dumke.
Once all the tracking was complete, we then headed back into Studio Litho for three days of mixing with Floyd Reitsma, who was able to artfully piece everything together. From there, we moved on to mastering with Rachel Field of Resonant Mastering Studio, who confidently took our final mixes to the next level and did an absolutely stunning job of polishing up Floyd's mixes.
It's been an absolute pleasure to work with everyone involved in helping us make this record, and we're all extremely proud of the work we've done and what we've created.
Watch the official music video for the debut single, If I'm Alive here.
Now, we're ready to share our creation with YOU!
Over the past couple of years as a band, we've worked hard to put ourselves in the position to be able to afford working with such talented engineers/producers, and that work has paid off. We were able to cover the entire cost of recording, mixing, and mastering on our own, which, in turn, gave us the complete creative freedom that we desired.
The next step for us is to share our work with the world and for that, we're asking for your help and involvement! We've decided to put together this pre-order campaign as a way to connect directly to the fans, family, and friends who have supported us along the way over the past couple of years and give you all a direct line to an early copy of Middle Man. This campaign is founded on a single concept: simplicity. We want to keep things as transparent as possible and only offer what we feel is fair, and at a price to match. That is why we've decided to streamline the pre-order process and center this campaign around the music and art that we've created. Our main focus is getting physical copies of our record out to our friends and fans before anyone else! As far as we're concerned, you all are what allow us to do what we do. This is our way of saying thanks, and keeping you involved.
Middle Man on Digipak CD
Each copy of Middle Man contains 11 original songs and is packed into an elegant Digipak case, wrapped in photographic artwork by Nikki Barron.
Old Coast T-Shirts!
Our first round of Old Coast t-shirts are available as part of our Kickstarter pre-order campaign. Printed by our good friends at Reviver Printing, our shirts are high quality, unisex fit, Bella + Canvas t-shirts that are soft, durable, and well-fitting. Sizes available range from XS - XXL. These shirts are super nice! We love them and we hope you do to.
Every pledge of $30, or more (Middle Man Party Pack) will receive a limited edition Old Coast Koozie designed by our good friend, Andrew Martinez. These koozies are crafted from high quality neoprene, with double sided printing. We've put them to the test on a few camping excursions of our own and they are stellar!
No need to wait, pre-orders will arrive soon.
Because we were able to cover the cost of production ourselves, that means there's not much waiting to be had on your end. The record is already done! We just need to get it onto a physical medium and out the door. The official release date for Middle Man is August 25, 2018. That means pre-orders will arrive even sooner than that. We want to make sure our music gets to our most dedicated and supportive fans first, and this is the best and most effective way for us to do that.
Risks and challenges
Because of the way that we have planned out the production and release of Middle Man, there aren't a whole of of risks involved between now and getting you a copy. Other than any unforeseen circumstances involving CD pressing issues (which would is very unlikely), we are pretty much in the clear!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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